Rex L. Edwards
December 22, 1930 - February 09, 2005
Birthplace: Clarinda, Iowa
Resided In: Council Bluffs, Iowa

Visitation 2/12/2005
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 2/12/2005
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel

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Rex Edwards, age 74, of Council Bluffs, Iowa passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at the Risen Son Christian Village. Rex Leroy Edwards was born December 22, 1930 in Clarinda, Iowa the son of Arnold “Cappy” and Mamie Edwards. He was raised in Clarinda and graduated from the Clarinda High School in 1948. He worked for the Page County Roads Department after high school and was a member of the National Guard. Rex was united in marriage to Martha Edwards on November 23, 1959 in Omaha, Nebraska. Rex and Martha moved to Omaha in 1960 where Rex worked for the Laborers Local #1140. He retired in 1988.

Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers: Joseph, Larry, and Richard. Survivors include his wife: Martha Edwards of Council Bluffs, Iowa; daughter: Sheryl Smith and husband Mick of Palermo, Maine; son: David McFarland and wife Diane of Red Oak, Iowa; 9 grandchildren: Jennifer Anderson, Shelley Dibiase, Daniel Smith, and Donald Smith all of Maine; Nora Smith of Kansas; Zachariah, Zebulon, and Jacob McFarland of Iowa; and Chastity Groehring of Arizona; 13 great grandchildren; two brothers: Jack Edwards and wife Connie of Omaha, Nebraska; and Pete Edwards of Clarinda, Iowa; sister: Iris of Missouri; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held 2 PM Saturday, February 12, 2005 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel with Rev. Brad Robinson officiating. Visitation with the family will be held from 1-2 PM prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Asera Care Hospice.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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